Parents and Players,
Soccer is an
. In Division 1, per NCAA rules, each program is allowed to award 14 full scholarships on the women’s side and 9.9 on the men’s side. In Division 2 the breakdown is 9.9 for women and 9 for men. NAIA allows 12 for each while the NJCAA allows 24 for each. Division 3 does not award athletic scholarships. I’ve had parents/players assume this is what a coach can award each year to their incoming class. This is incorrect. Think of it this way, if a college roster consists of 30 student-athletes, this means the maximum scholarships allowed is allocated across the entire roster. You may have some players on a full scholarship, some at 50%, others only on a book scholarship as well as recruited walk-on. In an equivalency sport, you are allowed to allocate partial scholarship. This is unlike
Head Count Sports
such as basketball or volleyball. In Head Count Sports student-athletes are either on a full scholarship or are non-scholarship walk-on’s. You can’t give partial scholarships.